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our sidewalks more walkable and safer. i'm glad there's conversation happening. traditionally we've about that focusing our street lighting on cars pedestrians don't have headlights. it's important to talk about the scale lighting. a lot of the conversation has been around infrastructure and i'd like to see some standards on how to proceed around pedestrian scale lighting for both commercial districts and other areas where people walk which is everywhere. i love physical examinations conversation >> thank you, mr. hill. >> supervisor chiu and wiener and kim thanks for having this very much appreciated. >> i'm brian from the castro
community. as you know, we continue to see a healthy level of property crimes in our area. a couple of my problems one i think it's taken way too along to get on board with lapd lighting. i see it in caltrans and freeway. the second thing is trees it's very frustrating that the need to keep trees whatever they are trumpet this built of street lights to reach the stoplights. i asked for one tree to be r0e678d people scribbled on the sign. that's a nice plan but it shouldn't trumpet the need to
deal with trees. tree trimming is something else we need to happen and tree removal where it presents a problem. to get permission when tredz need to go they need to go they can be planted everywhere. the number of lights out. i haven't had too many problems with having lights repaired by they're not bright enough. we run into dark spots in the castro places. so thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm susan i live on cap street and i'm a member of cap street neighborhood. during the heavy rains every light on cap street goes out.
pg&e owns our street lights and pays the city to maintain them. if the city maintains them the goal would be in three or four days to repair them. our lights take modern three weeks to repair them. the reporting mechanism is frustrating. i call 311 they report to per diem after that that generate a pg&e case no. then i can call pg&e to complain and ask for them to fix it. the pg&e rep never told me with it, be fixed. note our lights go out when it rains. the pummeling person told us to get even though street address and the pole serial number. this is difficult to do and the reason we're supposed to do this
the street crew only works in the daylight. sometimes they tell us that our lights are old and we should expect this. i live two weeks from work when the lights don't work there's tripping hazards and car break-ins. if would be great if our lights don't get repaired they get repaired quickly >> you're the dread series loop. >> yes. what mr. smith. >> i had a campaigns with supervisor campos office and of the two major outages this year there was won by a dig in by a
city contractor. so our loop is not kausdz by nature failure but they will be fixed by the middle of next year >> okay. any additional public comment on item 1 the street light hearing. seeing none, public comment is closed. so again, i want to thank both the puc and pg&e for the useful presentation and the public. i think we've seen improvement in terms of the average response time to repair 3wr7bd out lights that's been promising. you've seen comforted coordination among the knowing that and he pg&e and 311. there are some fundamental issues we need to those
challenges are really a symptom they have old street light and significant capital needs for both systems. we have a continuing need to aggressively add important pedestrian grade lighting that's got to be a high priority as well as to complete the conversion to led lighting. we also need to a deal with the ownership issue the goal is to provide the most stuff service in san francisco and it didn't make sense to split the ownership of the lights. so as i mentioned we're going to be working on at a minimum resolution but legislation to set clear policies about what are the policies with respect to street lights relating to a number of different issues. the better street plan as noted
focuses on commercial areas and commercial corridor. we need to take a boarder citywide approach in particular when you get into residential areas there's not the same level of pedestrian foot traffic it can be more dangerous to have a darkened street to be a risk of crime or tripping whatever par so this is an ongoing conversation. those are important assets that we've loud for too long and look forward to continuing work. supervisor kim >> thank you. i just want to thank the chair and a co-sponsors for bringing this hearing. i think it's important highlighted by the members of our constituents that came to speak today. a couple of things it's great to
see the time as greatly improved. of the great alleviation to our resident i'm concerned about our 311 system this is the first time i've heard it breaks down that on a regularly basis bow for resident to be able to get an e-mail saying that complaint was bosz close out. so i'm lost very interested in hopefully continuing conversations around light ownership. i think i'm particularly for the districts where the city owns a aviate majority of the lights in district 5 and 6 maybe we should talk about doing the transfer of the ownership and having a long term discussion about the rest. seems like at the end of the day
we're still funding for the cost of improvements and maintenance. i guess there's a finest issue of how we can sped up that versus over time but it makes sense to me as a representative if all the lights were under one equity. and if it's frustrating for our office to know who owns the light it's for frustrating for the resident. so i do want to reiterate the cap street i'm glad to see there's a resolution to that our office will start to work on that. and actually that was the first time, you know, we went through the process and found out how difficult it was owning the left to right in the city. when we were doing the acquires it was fairly long. i'm glad we're continuing to
talk about that. i appreciate the led lights that i've seen in the south market and it makes a big difference i walk home alone a lot at night. so i'll be following up with the puc. we know that the majority of lights are owned by puc. thank you to the entities for presenting >> thank you. colleagues if there are no additional comments i'd like to entertain a information motion to continue item one to the call of the chair >> so moved and this continues to the call of the chair. madam clerk, please call items 5, 6, 7 together their brief
items that president chewing has added and i and >> and this adds the name to the alley and item 6 to 346r7b9 street and item 7 a resolution adding limb alley to bar tell street. >> president chew you're the author. >> thank you for calling those items up i know we have members of the public and hoping we can through move through this. we have three names for china town it's 0 recognize the contributions of 3 outstanding individual leaders to the china community. a designation of those honoree wouldn't be time letter.
anonymous for their live ability and cultural use ambassador for their told them. a nonprofit that serves young china families gets ready to celebrate it's one hundred and 40th nancy pelosi so to quickly summarize those names that were provided to our office by a lot of feedback first ms. cameron devoted her life since she joined the partnering home and later another home for orphaned children. i'm proposing we add cameron alley we're not replacing the
name only adding the designation for a street known as cameron alley because cameron spent time doing outreach to girls and helped during the course of her life. the second resolution is a woman ms. limb was an activist in china town that devoted her life for housing and streets in china town. she was with the staff in the community development center unsuccessful advocating for the southern subway and on montgomery street as an affordable housing. sf tomorrow and the sf board of supervisors she approved the transit accessibility. i'm proposing we add the designation to battery street
while serving open the china town association she she continuing added to the streets importance and to the senior homes. finally the last resolution is to add the designation to merchant street. bud moose and willing i can't think memos such a skraet the projection for the bank of america card. in addition to believe the iconic building moose helped to build the housing in chinatown they promoted chinese-american cultural through it's art and education and community
engagement work for nearly 5 decades it draws 45 thousand visitors. i know there are a number of individual that are here to support those resolutions. i want to thank those who couldn't come today but it includes the former director of the center albert and the director of the uncertainty center and the china improvement promise and the community organization that represents our tenant and the china cultural you foundation and local 2 as well our mayor mayor ed lee. i want to visit up 80 a number of the speakers to speak on behalf of the resolutions. why don't we start with the director for the housing and
(calling names) and other members of the public if you could lineup on the other side of the room >> thank you thank you for the opportunity. not only is this important to rename the alley which is historically been known as cameron alley it's important because cameron house still continues the great work starred in 1874 as you mentioned we're celebrating our one hundred and 44 anniversary next year. we provide services for families in need including counseling and domestic violence issue. we have one of the few cancer support for china's in a number
of languages and also with the families that we serve continually our strong youth leadership and after school bilingual programs. we hope the supervisors b will pass this resolution >> if i could ask the members of the public co- if you could lineup on the left side of the room. let's hear from the next speaker >> supervisors i'm doris republican cloud and i wish to thank you today for our resolution to honor donna cameron and ms. limb. one china woman and one scottish woman they gaming gave much of their time and energy to advocate the need for the people in the dmupt.
their list of accomplishments david chiu has already mentioned i want to rise in support >> please step up ash i'm evenly in a limbs daughter. i wanted to she was you've heard her accomplishment but i want to tell you a personal story. in 1986 she stopped the landlord from converting the resident into office space. she were instrumentally helping that situation which built remain services for some of the original tenants. it was less than irony that they
moved into that building after suffering a stroke in early february of 2008 she was dinosed with leukemia she choose to live out our remaining days and was cared for by dedicated staff interest in her final days she crossed the alleys to joy the children from the center. she died in 2008. i'm sure she would be tinged pink for this how were you. also my cuz was going to speak but her meter was running out so she left >> thank you. >> i'm harry chuck and thank you supervisors so far sponsoring this change of name.
it's only it's probable less than half a block long and a dead end alley in china but - chinatown. i think what's important to me is china house continues to be the leadership mill. it puts forgot many young people and adults into the community would continue to serve the community. we have an active judge and people like the reverend norman fong an activist. i served 25 years in different commissions for this city. i had an opportunity to know what it was like to be involved. so your professional of this resolution would mean a great deal only to me but for several generations of chinese-americans
who have lived in chinatown in san francisco >> thank you reverend. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm ms. lamp i'm with the china community development center. i'm coming into support the alley way. it's a active community as the d.c. and she's very much involved in the china alley improvement and she also trios to help with the security for elderly housing and she's an advocate so she helps serve the seniors of san francisco. shows instrumental in helping to serve the community around it.
she had a can do attitude and never give up easily so i'm hoping the board of supervisors also has this can do attitude and make sure the alley will be in honor of her. she so served this community and loved. i also support of the renaming of the old china town lane thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm here to support harold moose and my name is kevin i'm the general manager the hilton financial district. i've been at the hotel for 5 and a half years it was a pleasure to meet will moose he always had
kind words and acknowledged everybody he possibly could. one of mr. muse legacies was to eat with the employees in the hotel cafe. of course, the employees had a positive opinion of how mr. moods was they said he was a elapsing leader. it would be a true how were you for the businesses to recognize the legacies of this great trailblazers who brought people together for the common god and add the name of harrod muse to harrod street in recognition for his numerous contribution seess in the san francisco areas >> and now our final speaker if you could please come up.
>> supervisor chiu and members of the board of supervisors i'm bud muses daughter. supervisor chiu on behalf of my family and myself i want to thank you to add bud lane to merchant street. thanks to all who okay the contribution. i'm aware of my fathers accomplishment you mate not know that his heart was truly in san francisco. my father started here selling newspapers and during uc berkley he worked for the delivery department. his job give him the opportunity to bike to the streets of san francisco. he told me during during this time his appreciation grew.
budz greatest achievements occurred later in life he cherished the opportunity to convert blighted areas for recreational areas while providing jobs for san franciscans. san francisco development became his whole life and he approached it with his child like excitement. thank you. thank you very much. are tell me any other members of the public who wish to speak. passersby >> public comment is closed and colleagues again appreciate our approval and i've circulated this information we continue those items actually next week
we'll hopefully be able to move them along as passage before the holidays. >> great. so and without objection the amendments are adapted. now is there a motion to forward those are to the full board >> i said from the collects e clerk's office they need to set and so 0 the expectation is for one week without objection. >> may i make some comments. oh, supervisor kim my apologizes >> i want to express my appreciation but in particular i know ms. limb when i was at the china town development center and know of her incredible commitment to the neighborhood
and it's great to honor one of our women neighborhood leaders in one of our alley ways and the history of her is well noted throughout china town. and this is at old china town lane. so happy to support the motion to continue >> okay. so without objection the items are continued one week. >> madam clerk, call items it and 3 together. >> it is an addressing code demolition and conservation for the strict. item 3 is also an ordinance submitting the planning codes for the enlargement construction of a district >> and supervisor avalos is the author of item 2 and 3.
>> great, thank you chair wiener and colleagues. those two items where we've all leader e heard from constituents we're in the middle of an affordable housing crisis and a sfleeksz this city. we want to make sure we're doing everything we can. we're looking forward to making sure we can keep resident in this city. we're dramatically changing the population of this city it's almost happening overnight. i have so many people i know movie out of sfr san francisco and many people facing eviction it's in the core central part of the city but it's happening all across san francisco. i have two measure here today. that we hope will prospectively
be able to preserve affordable housing and place disincentives open the places in san francisco. we have our planning the president here to describe it. i have two co- sponsor i want to thank. sxhooemz and commissioner antoine and jeremy paul r powell in my office has done a great deal as well as the planning adapt has worked a year open developing the legislation as well. and spent several times in the planning commission to be heard. also in the audience is tom who is part of the ideas behind those two pieces of legislation coming forward today. the first one is an ordinance that demolition and mergers and
conversions. this ordinance is intended to protect against 0 affordable housing and demolition of housing and merging multiple houses into a single opt and other non-residential unions. it was updated to make it a priority to protect the for a fact of the existing housing especially rent controlled housing but the criteria that the planning department used for demolition and mergers and conversions have not been update in preserving rent control in affordable housing. is instead the planning code make the building more consistent with the laws of the zoning of the neighborhood. this will bring the